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in a brutal stalemate. a ceasefire has failed, amid regular skirmishes between rebels who want closer ties to moscow and ukrainian armed forces. in the us, two more republican senators have said they will oppose president trump's proposed healthcare bill. mike lee and jerry moran say the new legislation doesn't go far enough in repealing obamacare. it is now impossible for the bill to pass in its current form. venezuela's political crisis has deepened after voters rejected plans to rewrite the constitution. president trump has said the country will face strong and swift economic action if the controversial plans go ahead. venezuela's opposition has called a 24—hour general strike on thursday. a second round of talks on britain's
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departure from the european union has been held. the brexit secretary says it is time to get down to the substance of the negotiations. the prime minister is trying to impose discipline on senior ministers after a series of lea ks discipline on senior ministers after a series of leaks suggesting cabinet splits and infighting. they don't really have much time to hang around, the two men who will haggle over how we leave, especially with the uk's political situation rather fluid, at best. it's incredibly important we now make good progress, that we negotiate through this, and identify the differences, so we can deal with them, and identify the similarities, so we can reinforce them. now it's time to get down to work, and make this a successful negotiation. now we have to work. thank you. work, that's right, work. there is a lot to do. working out the irish border, the brexit bill, rights for brits abroad. but government ministers don't agree completely over what should be on the table. perhaps that is why the brexit secretary seemed
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to arrive without his notes. perhaps because chatter around the cabinet at home suggests the big beasts are split. is the cabinet split on brexit? you've seen me, of course, and in another part of town today, i'm very pleased that negotiations are beginning. and, as you know, a very fair, serious offer has been put on the table by the uk government. it is notjust that government has to wrangle brexit through brussels and parliament, but deal with other pressures and disagreements, on public sector pay, on spending. above all, the disagreements have emerged into daylight because the discipline theresa may had imposed on the tories has all but disappeared since the general election. tomorrow, she will warn the cabinet to behave, to keep their views to themselves. but those with desire for the top job, or helpfulfriends with ambition, believe the game is on.
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it's got to stop. i think, whoever‘s doing it, everybody needs to get into a cold bath or cold shower, and then get together and have a warm pint afterwards, because this is damaging. it's damaging to the party, it's damaging to the parliamentary mps, and most important, to the country. remember him, urging the tories today to inspire, not to look to the past? the risk for the tories — the current generation hurts each other, fighting old battles anew. now on bbc news, the travel show. this week on the travel show, we're in bermuda. where i'll be diving into hundreds of years of nautical history, and finding out how a new project will let you explore these shipwrecks from your smartphone. that was, quite literally, breathtaking! we head to canada's remote cape breton for a unique taste of scottish culture.
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and, we'll be meeting the couple on a global honeymoon that they hope could last a lifetime. we start this week in the north atlantic ocean. this tiny collection of subtropical islands spans just 22 miles. but they are ringed by more than 200 square miles of coral reef. these beautiful shallow reefs
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make this island perfect for snorkelling and scu ba—diving. but a nightmare for boats. it's really treacherous. and because of that, these waters have more shipwrecks per square mile than any other place on earth. it was a shipwreck that brought the first settlers to bermuda in 1609, when a group of english sailors were caught out by the deceptive reefs surrounding the island. what was the history of this island of bermuda? a group of people were travelling to america, you know, in the early days of the united states. and they didn't make it. so basically, bermuda was discovered by accident? i would say, yeah. we're surrounded by reef, so much so that it became known as the isle of devils.
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people thought that bermuda was cursed. there are over 300 wrecks around bermuda. and some, like this one, are still visible above the surface. whoa! there we go. this wreck, the hms vixen, was deliberately sunk by the british navy in 1896. they actually sank the vixen purposely. they wanted to block this natural deepwater channel here. the british wanted to make sure the royal naval dockyard was secure. and they felt this was necessary to keep bermuda a safe place. how big is the vixen? it's about 200, 220 feet long, i believe. so that's a big boat. yeah.
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and it's had, you know, over 100 years of coral growing on it. so it's more of a reef than a boat right now, for sure. and, there's a surprise bonus to the tour. look at those! laughter. oh, look at the fish! loads of them! they are all living in that wreck. this is like a giant aquarium. the majority of ships here sank with their cargo and treasure intact. some of the horde has been retrieved by divers, and is now housed here at the bermuda underwater exploration institute. now, what we're going to see here is some of the artefacts. pretty nice. i'd be happy to have it!
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and people today apparently still have them in their dining rooms, and they use them. they also had a lot of crosses on them, and you see a lot of broken crosses. but also it had drugs. is that what these things are? carrying anything from morphine to some opiates. and i have one here, if you'd like to see it? yes, definitely. so i'm holding a piece of history here. there you go. it was rolling around in the sand. i remember when i first stood on a wreck, you can see them rolling around in the sand. do you know what's so surprising, is how something this fragile can be recovered intact. exactly. like a time capsule, a moment in time, trapped where it stopped. and you can see the way people lived, what they carried with them, what was important. and how some things don't change. seeing these relics is incredible, but it's just a glimpse of what lies on the ocean bed.
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and now a team of scientists has begun a project that will document the ships in 3d to reveal more about these wrecks than ever before. this 70—metre vessel, the montana, sunk in 1863. it was used to run supplies to the confederates during the american civil war, and is one of the first ships to be digitally recreated using this cutting—edge technology. that was, quite literally, breathtaking! i can't believe it! it's so close.
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you just have to snorkel, and there you are, on top of this massive wreck that's been there for over 100 years. it's huge! yes, it's huge. immense. and you can see so much detail as well. it's just really hypnotic, you see everything. the boilers, the two large sort of giant cans, for want of a better word, between the two paddle wheels, sets the steam engines which drove those engines. 0ne steam engine for each paddle wheel. that propelled that ship forward. those were the fastest ships of their time. these things could do like 1a or 15 knots, they were amazing. by using a technique called photogrammetry,
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the team has been working with the university of california to record thousands of images and build a 3d digital replica of the vessel. it means they'll be preserved for generations. i never really have seen this shipwreck from end—to—end. you can see how big it is, how long it is. so, in one snorkel you can't visually take it all in. but the minute it's laid out in that sort of 3d fashion, using photogrammetry, suddenly you can see it from the stern all the way to the bow. and you've just taken the full extent of the ship. and it literally brings it back to life. diving here is a luxury that is out of reach for many people. so the plan is now to map at least 100 of the shipwrecks, meaning that anyone from anywhere in the world will be able to take a digital dive and experience centuries of maritime history. it tells us that everything changes, you know. but actually what it tells me more than anything is kind of when you go in deep to the history of these
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shipwrecks and you get into the human stories, people really aren't very different. you know, you should read the love letters that people write, the sailors on these ships. you know, they write back to their wives, their concerns, the things they're worrying about, their desires and hopes. it's really not that different to today, you know. and i think that's actually really challenging and kind of enlightening. well, from the blue waters of bermuda to the streets of london now. the next time you order a takeaway delivery in the small hours, spare a thought for the people whose job it is to stay up all night and bring it to your door. here's the next in our series of films about london after dark, where we meet a man whose job it is to do just that. my name is andrius.
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i work for feast. i'm a late—night food delivery driver. i make deliveries to people who want to eat super late. i cycle at night through all of the iconic places — tower bridge, st paul's, even buckingham palace. and it's very strange. because in the daytime you think over there it's just plenty of people. you feel like in a huge ant world. and at night you're just all alone by yourself and you can stop, nobody‘s going to push you. it's surreal. soho, it's probably the most, the best place you can find at night in london. somebody‘s just hanging in the streets, playing music.
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they find friends. theyjoin in. it becomes like a street party. party on! yeah, nightlife has its own challenges. you do a long night shift, just on the last minute and you're just looking at the watch, like, 0k, it's two minutes, one minute. three minutes to go, and then i'm free. and then the order comes in! oh, come on! really?! dammit. once you've finished a shift, sometimes it's already a sunrise. and it's a very nice and beautiful thing to see a sunrise in london. and then you see all of the people waking up, all the commuters. and for me, it's
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the end of the night. but i still experience the sunrise. and i can still experience the sunset. because i do both. some people don't. still to come on the travel show... we'll be showing you the first ever streetview mapping of uluru in australia. and, we'll be on canada's cape breton island, finding out why hanging out in the kitchen is where the party's at. the travel show — your essential guide, wherever you're heading. time now for trending travel, your monthly mash—up of the best
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travel—related stories, snaps and videos online. ajoint collaboration between google maps and the anangu aboriginal tribe in australia has resulted in the first streetview mapping of uluru. uluru is a very sacred site for the traditional owners. it tells their creation stories through different features of the rock, which are passed down through story and song and dance. for us to be able to experience it is really generous of them. and it's not only uluru that's been mapped and documented by the new project. if you click on the audio icons on the site, you'll also be able to hear some of the traditional stories and beliefs of the local anangu people. fed up of being stuck in a taxi trafficjam? french company seabubbles have just tested their first flying water taxi on the river seine in paris. the idea is that you'll be able to order a sea bubble on an app to help reduce congestion in different cities
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around the world. the company hopes to have the water taxis in 12 cities by 2018. when a honeymoon becomes a pan—american overland expedition. that's the tag line to global honeymoon — a website put together by newlyweds dimitri and sarah from belgium. since tying the knot last year, they've been travelling overland across south america, with no planned route and no intention of returning home. a lot of our friends are getting married or are buying a place. but, yeah, we want that also, but there is other stuff we want to do before that. there's been many highlights in all of the countries. but i think one in particular would be the rainbow mountain in peru. the couple are now on their way to central america, and will continue blogging about their adventures on instagram and facebook. and finally, how would
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you celebrate your 100th year? finland has marked the event in style by opening up its 40th national park. it is named hossa, after the local sami word for far—away place. the national park offers up hiking, fishing, kayaking and cycling activities. it's also home to one of finland's largest rock paintings, estimated to be almost 4000 years old. the 11,000—hectare park contains over 100 lakes and ponds. this promo video was made by film—maker riku karkkulainen, who's glad this land is now a protected area. thanks to everyone who sent us their pictures this month using the hashtag #traveltuesday. here are some of my favourites... james merriman was in hamburg when he took this photo of the beautiful rathaus building. and miori snapped this street photography image of the bandra—worli sea link bridge in mumbai. don't forget to check out our twitter and facebook feeds for loads of extra special travel show content. now, let's look at the travel videos
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clocking up the views online. it's not only finland celebrating a milestone year in independence. 70 years ago, india became its own nation. we selected a couple of film—makers' videos illustrating the country. when i see that, it is a holy place for the hindu religion. it is considered as a holy thing. everybody is scared of that. so i kind of wanted to explain that it's just a natural process. you know, you live and you die. you're just making way for the other person to come in. it probably is the most hospitable place that i've ever visited in my life. it really is just a beautiful place. and if you see anything you think we should know about, don't forget to get in touch.
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it's @bbctravelshow. and finally, we're off to canada for the next in our series celebrating the country's 150th birthday. this week, we're on cape breton island in nova scotia. a place rich with scottish history, dating back to the 18th century, when the community first set up here. and, as we'll find out, some of their traditions are still alive today. these tunes are 200, 300, 400 years old. and they've survived. and we play them probably more here today than they do in scotland. it's the way we work. it's how we live. i grew up listening to music, playing music, dancing to music. and then i married into an extremely musical family. so it's just a part of every day. the ceilidh is basically a gathering of friends,
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family and whatnot, musicians, guitar, piano. and as well as some step dancing. i like the dancers. nova scotia is a latin word for new scotland. so the people that came here brought their culture, their language, their dance, their music, anything that was associated with the gaelic culture. speaks in gaelic. that means, "a dry lake won't do the fishing". it means you can't do anything without getting wet. if you're going to do something, you have to get involved in it. this is my farm. i have a few cows in the field. her name is bellach. the people who had her before named her bella. so ijust gave it a gaelic pronunciation. i mostly teach gaelic for a living. my last name is macarthur, which is a gaelic name.
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but i don't really know too much about the gaelic culture in my own family. in this community, at least up until the 19505, everyone spoke gaelic. and in the early 1900s there was an education act, people weren't allowed to teach gaelic in school orjust speak gaelic in school, it had to be only english. and i think it was kind of dramatic for a lot of people that they were going to school and sometimes being punished for speaking their native language. it was something like playing the fiddle. it died out in the area years ago. there was a fiddle in every household. and no doubt someone in every household that could play. and that died away for a number of years. and people realised what was happening, and the interest grew in it. now it's, you know, no matter where you go now on cape breton island you're going to hear fiddle music. probably in the last 15 or 20 years
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there has been a revival going on. speaks in gaelic. that means, "young learning is beautiful learning". i play the fiddle. i like the sound of it. the gaelic in it. i think it talks gaelic. not literally speaking, talking, but musically speaking, it talks gaelic. i think the tradition has lasted, i think, longer here in cape breton because of the ruralness of the area. like, this area didn't have power until the mid—1950s. there were no tvs. what else was there? we didn't even have a phone when we grew up. i mean, when we were kids. so that's what you did, you visited. you played cards. you sang. you came in and told stories.
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we did a lot of singing. the older people told stories, all of the ghost stories. that piano was always here when i was a kid, and ijust picked it up on my own. and my two brothers played the fiddle. and we always played together. and we just continued over the years. a little dancing board. that's for dancing on. carpet is terrible. carpet is no good for dancing at all. my mum was a step dancer. and my aunt is a step dancer. so they kind ofjust taught me. but now i learn at a real dance school, and i learned step dance there too. it's actually, like, emotional. she's 11—and—a—half. she comes from a long line of gaelic tradition, music tradition. so it's very important that she keeps that. if she doesn't hold onto it, who's going to hold onto it?
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that's it for this week. just enough time to tell you about next week's programme, when... carmen sails off the coast of hong kong to try and spot its famous pink dolphins, which were a symbol of the handover in 1997. but now, 20 years on, their future is under threat. oh, i don't know if i've got it! wow, they're so close to the boat, there are so high! oh, wow! that's next week. but remember, you can keep up with us in real time out here on the road by signing up to our social media feed. all the details should be on your screens 110w.
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but, for now, from me, ade adepitan, and all the travel show team here in bermuda, it's bye—bye. hello there, good morning. yesterday, we saw 27 degrees in the london area, with increasing amounts of medium and upper—level cloud, but the sky stayed pretty much clear in northern scotland. and, through the day today, we're going to see those temperatures creeping up a notch or two. 29 degrees somewhere in england and wales. then midweek, big changes on the way, some thunderstorms heading our way, and then by the end of the week, it is going to be a good deal cooler, 27 degrees. as the cloud goes to the southern half of the uk, clearer skies
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further north to end the day on monday. and, with those clearer skies, we see temperatures dipping down to 11—12 degrees in major cities, and rural areas could be single figures. but not so further south — it is a warm night here. today, a south—easterly breeze striking in some hot and humid air from the near continent. that breeze will be quite a noticeable breeze, in the south—east in particular. but a decent day for many places. some sunshine for much of scotland. maybe a shower or two developing as we get on into the afternoon, but a lot of sunshine, and it is going to be quite warm as well. 25 in glasgow and 22 in inverness. northern ireland should have a decent afternoon, 22 degrees or so, similar in northern england. always a bit fresh along that north sea coast. but get away from that, 25 or so in the manchester area. southern england and wales gets to 28—29 degrees. but, as we get down towards the south—west, we start to see some thunderstorms developing. they will be in the channel islands early on, and drift ever northwards. hit and miss, but if you get one,
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you will know all about it. and those thunderstorms continuing to drift their way north through the small hours of wednesday. there will be some hail, some gusty winds to go with that. wednesday itself, thunderstorms continuing to drift north. dry in large parts of england and wales. but then we see more rain coming in from the west, and some of that could be quite heavy. temperatures coming down a little bit across the west side, norwich 29 degrees, but generally temperatures are beginning to come back down on wednesday. and that process continues on into thursday. as this weather front goes from west to east, it will bring some rain with it, and also some fresher air. for the golfers at royal birkdale, quite strong winds making it challenging. early rain and then sunshine and showers into the afternoon, and temperatures in the upper teens. so on thursday, yes, some rain spreads from west to east. it will be an unsettled end to the week, with some more general rain across quite a large area. welcome to bbc news,
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